Family festival day set for Freshwaters

A FESTIVAL celebrating a school’s diverse community is being held this summer.

Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, broke with tradition last year and held a party in the park in replace of the classic school fete.

This year, pupils have requested they recognise the diversity of their families with a cultural family festival.

Marios Solomonides, head of school, said: “The idea is to have a whole range of activities and attractions going on on the day, from cooking to learning new skills, to music, dance and stalls selling items. Maybe a parent who can braid hair or do Henna tattoos could come and do that for the children? Literally anything that gives a diverse flavour to the event would be welcome. Whatever your talents or skills are, please come and share them with the children.

“It’s going to be a very personal event. It’s about our families coming and saying this is what we are about and we want to show you. We want our parents to see that this is their school.”

The school already celebrates a language of the month and offers the option of reading the website in several different languages to ensure their families feel included and welcome. Children will also enjoy a Diversity Week later this month.

The school is keen for families, neighbours and friends of the school to get involved and help bring the event to life.

Anyone keen to share their cultural skills, traditions or products is asked to get in touch with the school on [email protected]

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